Iconic Los Angeles artist Frank Romero has helped define Los Angeles.
It’s about time that he has a solo show at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA, located in Long Beach).
A long time activist, he’s a self-described visual historian and storyteller.
I say he’s also a journalist and a feminist.
The fabulous museum opened in the mid-90s. Up until a few years ago, it only displayed art by Central American and South American artists. No North American art.
After decades of community pressure, a few years ago it let Latin North American art in.
Only now has it gotten around to featuring a Chicano in a solo show. Romero is a great choice.
Great things are alway going on at MOLAA. Sundays are free admission.
Right now, in addition to Romero’s art, hurry over to enjoy a wonderful Frida Kahlo collection of photos and correspondence.
Frank Romero in Los Angeles Times